Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday: Positive Attitude

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my life 3 years ago this month. I had been laid off the week before Thanksgiving, and finally agreed to sign my severance / non-compete the week following – so this week, 3 years ago. I now had to decide how to handle my circumstances. Part of me was still angry as I had given up my maternity leave for my now former employer (although I did work from home during the time it should have been), but part of me saw some beauty in having the holidays “off” to finally spend some quality time with my then 6 month old son. I am thankful every day that I chose to see “heaven” in my time off. I went about networking and job hunting without anger attached to my circumstances, and only 3 short months later I launched my own business. And I’m still here.

So, today I challenge us all to see our own personal “heaven” in our circumstances.


  1. Jen,

    Nice post! I love your attitude. All the best.

    aka: @BreakThruGuy

  2. Thank you Paul! You made me smile.